Flora of Torote / Indian Canyons Area, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

This flora was compiled from a voucher search on 16 January 2018, from three different surveyed loops by Carla Hoegen and Fred Melgert, a very brief field survey on 31 March 2013 at the mouth of Indian Canyon by Tom Chester, Kate Harper, Adrienne Ballwey, RT Hawke, and Shaun Hawke, and a survey of a loop consisting of Lower Torote Canyon and the canyon to the north on 17 January 2018 by Tom Chester, Nancy Accola, Walt Fidler, Jeff Field, and Jim Roberts.

For details on the Carla and Fred surveys, along with many pictures of the plant species here, along with plant lists that indicate which species were blooming on each of their trips, see:

See:

The column with header Fam gives the first three letter of the Family name.

An asterisk before the common name indicates a non-native species.

The column #V gives the number of vouchers in the Torote / Indian Canyons Area, truncated at 9 vouchers.

The column labeled #Pls gives the minimum number of plants seen in the 17 January 2018 survey, up to a maximum of 99 plants. That survey covered 4.0 unique miles. An FC in this column indicates a species observed by Fred Melgert and Carla Hoegen, where no abundance estimates were made. A TC in this column gives five additional species observed by Tom Chester, Kate Harper, Adrienne Ballwey, RT Hawke, and Shaun Hawke on a brief trip near the mouth of Indian Canyon, where no abundance estimates were made.

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#FamScientific Name
Link goes to the Jepson eflora
(*) Common Name
Link goes to Calphotos
#V#Pls
Lycopods
1SelSelaginella eremophiladesert spike-moss 99
Ferns
2PteCheilanthes parryiwoolly lipfern799
3PteCheilanthes viscidasticky lipfern2 
4PteNotholaena californica ssp. californicaCalifornia cloak fern1 
Gymnosperms
5EphEphedra asperaMormon tea199
Eudicots
6AcaJusticia californicachuparosa799
7ApiApiastrum angustifoliumwild celery1 
8ApoAsclepias albicanswhite-stemmed milkweed22
9ApoAsclepias subulatarush milkweed1TC
10ApoFunastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegiiclimbing milkweed1FC
11ApoFunastrum hirtellumrambling milkweed125
12ApoMatelea parvifoliaspearleaf FC
13AstAcamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalusgoldenhead15
14AstAdenophyllum porophylloidesSan Felipe dogweed270
15AstAmbrosia dumosaburroweed299
16AstAmbrosia salsola var. salsolacheesebush499
17AstArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. albulawhite mugwort1 
18AstBaccharis brachyphyllashort-leaved baccharis 1
19AstBaccharis sergiloidesdesert baccharis FC
20AstBahiopsis parishiiParish's goldeneye499
21AstBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush499
22AstBrickellia atractyloides var. argutaCalifornia spear-leaved brickellia1 
23AstBrickellia desertorumdesert brickellia1 
24AstChaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushion3FC
25AstChaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion4FC
26AstChaenactis stevioidesdesert pincushion1FC
27AstEncelia farinosabrittlebush399
28AstEricameria brachylepisboundary goldenbush11
29AstEriophyllum ambiguum var. paleaceumannual woolly sunflower3 
30AstEriophyllum pringleiPringle's woolly sunflower3FC
31AstEriophyllum wallacei var. rubellumWallace's woolly daisy FC
32AstEriophyllum wallacei var. wallaceiWallace's woolly daisy4FC
33AstGutierrezia sarothraematchweed1 
34AstLeptosyne californicaCalifornia coreopsis4FC
35AstLogfia filaginoidesCalifornia filago1 
36AstMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion3FC
37AstMalacothrix stebbinsiiStebbins' malacothrix FC
38AstMonoptilon bellioidesdesert star1FC
39AstPalafoxia arida var. aridaSpanish needle1TC
40AstPectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed 10
41AstPerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy2FC
42AstPleurocoronis plurisetaarrow-leaf270
43AstPorophyllum gracileodora 20
44AstPsathyrotes ramosissimaturtleback1FC
45AstRafinesquia californicaCalifornia chicory1 
46AstRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory2FC
47AstSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwort2FC
48AstStephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant2FC
49AstStephanomeria pauciflorawire-lettuce45
50AstStylocline psilocarphoidesPeck's stylocline1 
51AstTrichoptilium incisumyellow-head FC
52AstTrixis californica var. californicaCalifornia trixis350
53AstUropappus lindleyisilver puffs1 
54BigChilopsis linearis ssp. arcuatadesert-willow4FC
55BorAmsinckia intermediacommon fiddleneck6FC
56BorCryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha525
57BorCryptantha barbigera var. barbigerabearded cryptantha8 
58BorCryptantha decipiensgravel cryptantha2 
59BorCryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptantha3FC
60BorCryptantha micrantha var. micranthared-root cryptantha FC
61BorCryptantha nevadensis var. nevadensisNevada cryptantha2 
62BorCryptantha pterocarya var. pterocaryawing-nut cryptantha FC
63BorCryptantha utahensisscented cryptantha1 
64BorEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells7FC
65BorEriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatumsmoothleaf yerba santa1 
66BorEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta1FC
67BorEucrypta micranthadesert eucrypta1FC
68BorNama demissum var. demissumpurple mat4FC
69BorPectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed4 
70BorPhacelia cicutaria var. hispidacaterpillar phacelia FC
71BorPhacelia crenulata var. minutifloralittle-flowered heliotrope phacelia12
72BorPhacelia cryptanthalimestone phacelia3 
73BorPhacelia distanscommon phacelia4FC
74BorPhacelia minorwild canterbury bells2 
75BorPhacelia pedicellatapedicellate phacelia61
76BorPholistoma auritum var. arizonicumArizona fiesta flower FC
77BorPholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower5FC
78BorPlagiobothrys arizonicusArizona popcorn flower1 
79BraBoechera perennansperennial rock-cress2 
80BraBrassica tournefortii*Sahara mustard3 
81BraDescurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard3 
82BraDithyrea californicaspectacle-pod FC
83BraDraba cuneifoliawedge-leaved draba2 
84BraLepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass220
85BraLyrocarpa coulteriCoulter's lyrepod15
86BraThysanocarpus curvipesfringe-pod FC
87BurBursera microphyllaelephant tree799
88CacCylindropuntia bigeloviiteddy-bear cholla399
89CacCylindropuntia fosbergiipink teddy-bear cholla FC
90CacCylindropuntia ganderiGander's cholla699
91CacEchinocereus engelmanniiEngelmann's hedgehog cactus625
92CacFerocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus299
93CacMammillaria dioicaCalifornia fish-hook cactus15
94CacOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus440
95CamNemacladus glanduliferusglandular nemacladus1FC
96CamNemacladus rubescensdesert nemacladus FC
97CamNemacladus sigmoideussmall-flowered nemacladus FC
98CheAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbush 5
99CheChenopodium murale*nettle-leaved goosefoot1 
100CraCrassula connatapygmy-weed2 
101CraDudleya arizonicaArizona chalk dudleya 15
102CucCucurbita palmatacoyote melon2FC
103CucMarah macrocarpawild-cucumber2 
104EupAcalypha californicaCalifornia copperleaf999
105EupChamaesyce melanadeniared-gland spurge4FC
106EupChamaesyce pediculiferaCarrizo Mountain spurge FC
107EupChamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge699
108EupChamaesyce setilobastarfish (Yuma) spurge 20
109EupDitaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis799
110EupDitaxis neomexicanaNew Mexico ditaxis FC
111EupEuphorbia erianthabeetle spurge12
112EupStillingia linearifolialinear-leaved stillingia3 
113FabAcmispon glaber var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed1FC
114FabAcmispon haydoniipygmy lotus1 
115FabAcmispon maritimus var. brevivexillusshort-bannered coastal lotus2FC
116FabAcmispon rigidusdesert lotus215
117FabAcmispon strigosusstrigose lotus2FC
118FabAstragalus didymocarpus var. dispermusdwarf white milk-vetch1 
119FabDalea mollissimadowny dalea2 
120FabLupinus arizonicusArizona lupine2FC
121FabLupinus concinnusbajada lupine FC
122FabLupinus excubitus var. mediusMountain Springs bush lupine1 
123FabLupinus sparsiflorusCoulter's lupine1 
124FabMarina parryiParry's marina FC
125FabProsopis glandulosa var. torreyanahoney mesquite31
126FabPsorothamnus emoryiEmory's indigo-bush1 
127FabPsorothamnus schottiiindigo bush299
128FabPsorothamnus spinosussmoke tree330
129FabSenegalia greggiicatclaw299
130FabSenna armataspiny senna340
131FabSenna covesiidesert senna FC
132FouFouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo299
133GerErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree2FC
134KraKrameria bicolorwhite rhatany199
135KraKrameria erectaPima rhatany 50
136LamHyptis emoryidesert-lavender699
137LamSalvia apianawhite sage2 
138LamSalvia columbariaechia32
139LoaEucnide rupestrisrock nettle118
140LoaMentzelia affinisyellow blazing star1 
141LoaMentzelia albicauliswhite-stemmed blazing star1FC
142LoaMentzelia hirsutissimahairy stickleaf2FC
143LoaMentzelia involucratabracted blazing star1FC
144LoaPetalonyx thurberi ssp. thurberiThurber's sandpaper-plant2 
145MalAyenia compactaayenia FC
146MalEremalche rotundifoliadesert five-spot1TC
147MalHibiscus denudatusrock hibiscus 50
148MalHorsfordia newberryiNewberry's velvet mallow45
149MalSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow120
150MonCalyptridium monandrumsand cress2 
151NycAllionia incarnata var. incarnatasmall-flowered trailing four o'clock 2
152NycMirabilis laevis var. retrorsaBigelow's desert four-o'clock11
153NycMirabilis tenuilobaslender-lobed four o'clock199
154OleMenodora scabra var. glabrescensbroom twinberry1FC
155OnaCamissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallidapale suncup FC
156OnaChylismia cardiophylla ssp. cardiophyllaheartleaf suncup210
157OnaChylismia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose199
158OnaEremothera boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primrose 99
159OnaEremothera refractanarrow-leaf suncup1TC
160OnaEulobus californicusCalifornia suncup399
161PapEschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy7FC
162PapEschscholzia parishiiParish's poppy4FC
163PhrMimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflower91
164PlaAntirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragon1FC
165PlaMohavea confertifloraghost flower6FC
166PlaPenstemon clevelandii var. clevelandiiCleveland's beardtongue2 
167PlaPlantago ovatadesert plantain 99
168PolEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star325
169PolGilia stellatastar gilia2FC
170PolLoeseliastrum matthewsiidesert calico19
171PolChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower1TC
172PolChorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflower 60
173PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat320
174PolEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet199
175PolEriogonum maculatumspotted buckwheat23
176PolEriogonum thomasiiThomas' buckwheat2FC
177PolEriogonum wrightii var. nodosumWright's buckwheat 20
178PolPterostegia drymarioidesfairy bowties, threadstem3 
179RanDelphinium parishii ssp. subglobosumintermediate larkspur3FC
180RosPrunus fremontiidesert apricot640
181RubGalium stellatumstar-flowered bedstraw550
182SimSimmondsia chinensisjojoba499
183SolDatura discolordesert thornapple1FC
184SolLycium andersoniiAnderson's boxthorn4FC
185SolLycium fremontiiFremont's boxthorn2FC
186SolLycium parishiiParish's boxthorn32
187SolNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco225
188SolPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry320
189TamTamarix ramosissima*saltcedar1 
190UrtParietaria hespera var. californicaCalifornia pellitory1 
191UrtParietaria hespera var. hesperapellitory3 
192VisPhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe110
193ZygFagonia laevisCalifornia fagonia25
194ZygFagonia pachyacanthasticky fagonia2 
195ZygLarrea tridentatacreosote bush499
Monocots
196AgaAgave deserti var. desertidesert agave199
197AgaHesperocallis undulatadesert lily1 
198PoaAristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn1 
199PoaBromus berteroanusChilean chess1 
200PoaBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome310
201PoaDasyochloa pulchellafluff grass1 
202PoaFestuca octoflorasix-weeks fescue1 
203PoaHilaria rigidabig galleta220
204PoaMelica frutescenstall melica1 
205PoaMuhlenbergia microspermalittleseed muhly1 
206PoaMuhlenbergia porteriPorter's muhly 10
207PoaSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus4 
208PoaStipa speciosadesert needlegrass 1


Voucher data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria (ucjeps.berkeley.edu/consortium/)


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Last update: 19 January 2018